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Beef Quality Assurance eases consumer concerns about how their food is raised. BQA is common sense backed by science and research like animal welfare, health, record keeping, biosecurity, transportation and worker safety.
The way we market cattle trickles down to the cow-calf producer and how they choose to sell calves. Consumer dollars favor adding value to the end product, and it pays to start down that road while still on the ranch by retaining ownership.
When sales are up across the board, it’s often hard to find a darling of the fiscal year. But for the Certified Angus Beef® brand, even in a strong year, CAB Prime stole the show, said the brand’s president, John Stika. “We could have sold a lot more of this product if it were available, but it wasn’t.”
Disappointing cattle prices loom like storm clouds. A third of producers are losing money, while others get by with modest returns and worry about those thunderheads. There are silver linings, of course. Consumer demand for high-quality beef is stronger than it’s ever been.
Opening up dialogue about the CAB brand gets cattlemen thinking about the decisions they make on the ranch and how those affect consumers. Ultimately, every CAB steak starts at the registered purebred level.
You can’t work with what you don’t have. It’s an obstacle I stumble on regularly, putting too many things on a mile-long to-do list, certain I’ll just figure out how to get it all done. I offer up time and resources I don’t have, to try and fit all the priorities.
In her travels across the country, Miranda visits many ranches that have been in the same family for a century or at least several decades. Hear what prior generations of cattlemen have passed on to the current stewards.
Videos: Industry Updates
Capturing more value
January 21, 2020
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Cattle Crew Views
Steve knows that while consumers’ intentions are good, they aren’t always backed with the most accurate information. He explains points of sustainability on his ranch.
Past experience showed me enough to get where food comes from, but not enough to understand how it gets from point A to B and then to me. Now I get the beef story, and a huge part of the credit goes to the week I spent with the American Angus Association’s Beef Leaders Institute (BLI) in June.
“I wish I could just move west and buy a ranch.” It’s something I’ve heard my dad mutter for years. He’s been around agriculture all his life, stacking hay as a teen and raising Hereford steers for the freezer as an adult. But Maryland is not big country. These days, he’s living vicariously through his three daughters’ 4-H projects and FFA events (and my internship here at CAB of course).
If you don’t like it, you know the kind. Perhaps you’re just getting to know somebody, and you reach a point in the conversation where that silence hangs heavy and it makes you uneasy.
Paul Dykstra shares the cattle market is seeing impressive recovery since the fire in August. China’s protein needs shift towards beef since their pork industry’s onslaught of ASF, causing disruption in typical U.S. beef imports.
Paul Dykstra gives a market update, sharing the fed cattle prices are on a seasonal upward trend. Weaning and shipping have hit cattle country and producers must decide—to sell or retain ownership. Paul breaks down the numbers.
Paul Dykstra discusses the increasing carcass weights of fat cattle and the historic trends behind it. Cattle seller’s are also seeing improvements to the fed-cattle trade.
Kansas quality grades dip. The Certified Angus Beef LLC wraps up with another fiscal year of increased brand product sales signifying strong consumer demand.
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